[ edit] Identification
21β24 cm (8ΒΌ-9Β½ in)
Upper parts a dark grey brown with white speckles but with white rump, underparts brilliant white, streaked breast, barred tail. Greenish legs.
[ edit] Similar Species
Common Redshank, larger than Dunlin; see also Wood Sandpiper.
[ edit] Distribution
Eurasia; winters to southern Africa, southern Asia, Philippines and Australia.
UK, small numbers winter widely scattered across the area. They are generally common in spring and fall passage, with only a few pairs breeding in Scotland.
[ edit] Taxonomy
This is a
monotypic species .
[ edit] Habitat
Most often found on edge of pools, shores of reservoirs etc
[ edit] Behaviour
Picks insects up from water.
[ edit] Breeding
Nests in trees reusing nests of birds like thrush.
[ edit] Vocalisation
Listen in an external program
[ edit] References
Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
Birdforum thread discussing occurrence in the UK
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